Christopher R. Perkins, Managing Director, is the Global Head of OTC Clearing for Citi. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, Mr. Perkins founded Citi’s globally acclaimed OTC clearing business and is a recognized, international authority and “thought leader” on central clearing. He oversees a clearing business that has successfully cleared hundreds of trillions of dollars notional in client Interest Rates Swaps, Credit Default Swaps and Foreign Exchange Swaps.
Mr. Perkins regularly participates in public roundtables on central clearing across the globe and has authored multiple articles on successful central clearing design. His team was awarded “Client Clearing Service of the Year” by Risk Magazine from 2015-2018, “AsiaRisk Client Clearing Provider of the Year” from 2012-2016, and the “Best Clearing Bank of the Year” by Global Capital Derivatives from 2014-2017.
Prior to joining Citi in 2008, Mr. Perkins served as the U.S. Head of Derivatives Intermediation at Lehman Brothers managing a portfolio of over $100 billion in notional across credit and interest rate derivatives.
An Iraq war veteran, Mr. Perkins served in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years achieving the rank of Captain. Highlights of his military career include leading the reconstruction, civil affairs, logistics, public affairs and fire support coordination effort in Ar Ramadi, capital of the Al Anbar Province and commanding Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines. He is the founder of the Citi Military Veteran’s Networks, which now include approximately 3,000 employees across 17 locations in the U.S. and United Kingdom. Mr. Perkins was instrumental in the formation of Citi Salutes (www.citisalutes.com) and served as co-founder of Veterans on Wall Street (www.veteransonwallstreet.com) a veterans advocacy group. He was named “Employee of the Month—35 People Worthy of Emulation” (Esquire, Fall 2012).
Mr. Perkins serves on the Board of Directors of Team Rubicon, a veteran service organization that deploys emergency response teams during natural disasters, and is a member of the NationSwell Council.
Mr. Perkins has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, with distinction, and a Master of Arts Degree from Georgetown University.